Parents' Guide to

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fun movie-based action game has constant but mild violence.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

This Game Is Fun And A Little Bit Hard

It Took Me A Long Time To Find This Game In Stores So I Bought It On Amazon.com. This Game Is Fun And It Should Be Rated 10+.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ unique plot clearly provided the game’s developers with plenty of fodder for interesting play scenarios, and they’ve done a decent job turning them into a fun interactive experience that’s accessible to the film’s target audience. Players get to use the huge food in innovative ways, such as zipping up strings of spaghetti, employing jelly cakes as trampolines, and climbing up walls coated in sticky honey. And upgrading gadgets by searching out and destroying foodpods (giant strawberries, balls of ice cream, and cheese puffs), which are often hidden in clever places just off screen, is surprisingly compelling.

The game spends little time developing our nerdy, likeable hero, who may have had a valuable lesson to teach kids about taking responsibility for one’s actions had the story been fleshed out a little more. Also, the game’s 20 or so missions begin to feel a bit repetitive midway through, but it’s doubtful most kids will even notice, what with all of the fun food shenanigans.

Online interaction: Not an issue.

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